"This work was incredibly important for our organization. We undertook a major culture change and it took a couple of years. While many parts of the process were difficult, I would absolutely do this over again as the right thing to do for the business. What I have learned in the process is that when it comes to conflict you can pay up front or pay a lot more later for avoiding it. We found that the support of Eryn Kalish was essential in building a collaborative, high-trust team." -- Donna Sakson, CEO – Sakson & Taylor
At Workplace Connections we work from the premise that organizations are dynamic, living systems working to survive and thrive in an ever-changing environment. Due to the complexity and depth of issues that need to be resolved, the competition for resources, and the tensions that build in response to a multitude of pressures, the capacity to collaborate within and between organizations is a fundamental need.
We work with you to assess, and further develop, your organization's capacity to collaborate with all of its stakeholders. We do this by supporting you and your management team in taking an honest look at those factors that impede or support collaboration within your organization: systems and structures, values (stated and lived), management practices, goals and relationships.
There are multiple points of entry if your organization wants or needs to increase its capacity to collaborate. We work with executive teams, management teams, intact work teams, pairs or small groups in need of mediation, or individuals in need of anger management or collaboration coaching.
We use multiple tools to give you the richest and most precise picture available about your organization's capacity and willingness to collaborate: culture audits, focus groups, facilitated team conversations, one-on-one interviews, and literature reviews. And, as you will see in the following pages, we provide the tools to help you move forward. We listen deeply, create safe environments where people can and want to open up and work together in new ways, and collaborate with you through every step of the process.